Chapter Premiere: Billy Vera’s “Rip It Up: the Specialty Records Story”

Americana Highways brings you this chapter premiere of Billy Vera’s book Rip It Up: The Specialty Records Story (BMG Books). Specialty Records was the label of Little Richard, Percy Mayfield, Guitar Slim, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke, Larry Williams; Vera’s book is a riveting story of the success of an independent record label in the 1950s. […]